Indie / Pop


  • From: Little Rock, AR
  • Related Artists: LANY, The Japanese House, COIN

Fronted by Alan Thoman and Steven Rutherford, joan plays off the sounds of different decades, pulling soft rock qualities from the 70s, synth pads from the 80s and soaring pop melodies from the 90s. The Arkansas-bred twosome have garnered millions of streams across platforms and played shows both around the country and overseas. Not to mention, they’re joining our favorite indie pop songstresses, The Aces, on a tour presented by yours truly.

Joan’s 2018 EP portra is a great representation of their tasteful indie sound, overflowing with rhythmic surprises and smooth production. Their single “all the way” is a must listen, complete with a choppy intro and whip sound effects. Joan’s most recent single “drive all night” is an upbeat ode to youth, hitting hard with pulsing synth and drums that drive.

Joan is tasteful in their use of pop elements, incorporating effects that keep listeners on their toes. Their tracks are full and lush, incorporating breathy vocals, clean guitar licks and thick instrumentation.


joan : portra
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  • Release Date:
    July 11, 2018

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